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  • GRAPHIC — Mexican Cartel Cuts Out Living Victim’s Heart near Acapulco [Very Graphic NSFW]

    01/19/2018 1:04:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018. | Cartel Chronicles
    A group of cartel gunmen fighting for control of a Mexican coastal state cut out the heart of one of their living victims while another was beheaded. The violence took place not far from the beach resort cities of Acapulco and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.
  • Schumer slams Cotton in face-to-face with Trump

    01/19/2018 9:09:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | January 18, 2018 | John Bresnahan and Heather Caygle
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told President Donald Trump this week that there will be no deal on Dreamers if hard-line conservative GOP Sen. Tom Cotton is involved, according to several congressional sources. Schumer also told the president that he was not being well-served by White House staffers during negotiations over the fate of 700,000 young immigrants who face potential deportation if no deal is reached to protect them.
  • Russia’s Giant Nuclear Torpedo Is Apparently Real

    01/19/2018 8:21:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 18, 2018 | Dave Majumdar
    The United States’ new Nuclear Posture Review asserts that Russia’s Status-6 intercontinental, nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo is a real weapon and could be a genuine threat. Analysts are divided as to how genuine the threat is. “It certainly is a threat U.S. forces will need to take into account,” Bryan Clark, a former U.S. Navy submarine officer and current senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. “It is large enough to carry a megaton-class nuclear weapon, although the 100 megaton weapon they advertise may be too heavy.”
  • People flocking to low-tax states could swing future elections

    01/19/2018 6:55:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2018 | Jonathan Williams
    Just a month ago, as friends and families prepared to gather for the holiday season, the men and women at the U.S. Census Bureau were busy releasing their latest annual estimates of population changes across the United States. With the hustle and bustle of the season, many Americans missed the important new data. The new census estimates detail how states have grown since the last full census in 2010. The estimates provide some fascinating insight on what we can expect from the quickly approaching 2020 Census.
  • Jeff Flake Blames Trump and McConnell for Bringing Government to Brink of Shutdown

    01/19/2018 6:33:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2018 | Andrew Desiderio
    As Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) break from President Donald Trump intensifies, the outspoken lawmaker appears headed for another intra-GOP face-off—with the leader of his party in the Senate. After a marathon session on Thursday night, Flake emerged from the Senate chamber frustrated with his Republican colleagues, in particular Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). After listening to McConnell and his Democratic counterpart, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), trade barbs over a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through Friday, Flake had decided it was better to side with Schumer and the Democrats on a key dispute over government funding.
  • Alcohol banned at UCLA fraternity parties after a former chapter president was arrested [tr]

    01/19/2018 6:02:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    Fraternities at the University of California, Los Angeles are banned indefinitely from serving alcohol at in-house parties and events days after a former president was arrested on sexual assault allegations. The UCLA Interfraternity Council announced the booze-free rule on Wednesday citing safety concerns. 'Safety will always be the main priority when evaluating the IFC community and we are working towards enacting measures to promote security and prioritize safety,' a statement from the council read.
  • Norwegian Dreamliner sets transatlantic speed record: Plane hurtles from New York to London [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:58:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    A new record has been set for the fastest ever transatlantic flight in a subsonic passenger aircraft from New York to London after the journey was completed in just over five hours. The Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was able to reach a top speed of 776mph as it hurtled across the Atlantic Ocean after being pushed on the 3,458-mile journey by an extra strong jet stream that at times reached 202mph. This meant that Monday's Norwegian DY7014 service from JFK to London Gatwick only took a total of five hours and 13 minutes, shaving 53 minutes off the expected flight...
  • Harry’s a feminist like me, Meghan tells Welsh fans as she is given her first dedicated [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:52:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Rebecca English
    She signed autographs, was given flowers, had her hand kissed – and even took part in a group hug. Meghan Markle passed her initiation with flying colours as she made her first visit to Wales yesterday. As she and Prince Harry continued their pre-wedding tour of the UK, the actress praised her husband to be, who is officially Prince Henry of Wales. Chatting to the crowds who had waited patiently in the cold outside Cardiff Castle, she was lauded by Jessica Phillips, 23, for her outspoken feminist views. Miss Markle, 36, replied: 'He [Harry] is a feminist too, so there's...
  • Passenger writes open letter to Malaysian government complaining about Air Asia's revealing [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:49:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Hill
    A New Zealand woman has complained about seeing the breasts and underwear of Air Asia flight attendants, saying their uniforms are ruining Malaysia's reputation. Dr June Robertson from Wellington has written a letter to Malaysian senator Hanafi Mamat which was posted to Facebook on Tuesday. In the letter, Dr Robertson said she 'felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia'.
  • Megyn Kelly Today staffer is FIRED after claiming show is 'toxic and demeaning', [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:48:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Louise Boyle
    Megyn Kelly's Today show is facing claims it is a 'completely toxic' environment where staff including young female assistants are 'abused and harassed' by executives who 'scapegoat' and launch f-word tirades, a bombshell email obtained by reveals. The email was sent by the show's head writer to colleagues after he was fired this week following complaints he made to NBC News president Noah Oppenheim and to NBC HR.
  • Delighted televangelist Kenneth Copeland giggles with glee as he unveils new $3million private [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:45:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2018 | Staff
    Controversial televangelist Kenneth Copeland was all smiles on the tarmac near his Fort Worth, Texas mega church as he took delivery of his new $3million Gulfstream V private jet. 'This is a big deal, this is a big plane' he says in a video posted on his ministry's website, before grinning into the lens and asking viewers, 'do you see this? do you see this? I hope so, you bought it. You and Jesus.' Copeland, who is the head of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries and has his own TV show, bought the jet off Tyler Perry.
  • Gutierrez: Immigrants Should Be Allowed To "Unite" Entire Family; Bring Dad, Brothers [tr]

    01/18/2018 1:37:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said that in a congressional meeting Wednesday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stopped talking about a border "wall" and started talking about a "barrier." In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, the outgoing Congressman also expressed his outrage at Kelly for using the term "chain migration." Rep. Gutierrez argued that "family-based visas" are necessary because that is "where you unite." The House Dem said an immigrant should be able to eventually bring their whole family -- father, brothers, wife, and children -- with them because "that would be a good thing to have."
  • Shutdown looms as Republicans struggle for votes [D's hit 50 nos]

    01/18/2018 1:27:11 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | January 18, 2018 | John Breshahan, Rachel Bade, and Burgess Everett
    The possibility of a government shutdown grew dramatically Thursday as House and Senate GOP leaders struggled to round up the votes to keep the government open past midnight Friday. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) predicted that the House would pass a short-term funding measure on Thursday night. GOP leaders are gambling that rank-and-file Republicans won't want to risk being blamed for a shutdown and will end up supporting the short-term spending bill, which would keep the government open until Feb. 16.
  • It takes 556 days of computing and a hefty electricity bill to mine a single bitcoin. [tr]

    01/18/2018 12:16:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | Amanda Lee and Josh Ye
    At the Golden Arcade at Sham Shui Po, a new product is creating a stir among the community of geeks, gamers and offbeat collectors that call this jam-packed shopping centre in Kowloon their haven. A banner that reads “Mining Specialist” stands out from among all the stores selling X-Box games, comic books, action hero figurines and video game consoles.
  • Singapore’s crime rate is so low that many shops don’t even lock up

    01/18/2018 12:13:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | January 16, 2018 | Uptin Saiidi
    Singapore was recently ranked second on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index for 2017, coming in just behind Tokyo. In 2016, the island nation’s police reported 135 total days without any crimes including snatch-theft, house break-ins and robbery. That low crime rate means many small businesses enjoy little concern about shoplifting.
  • Sam Bee Goes Off on Ashleigh Banfield for Defending Aziz Ansari

    01/18/2018 10:19:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 18, 2018 | Matt Wilstein
    The #MeToo backlash has arrived—and Samantha Bee has a lot to say about it. On Wednesday night, the Full Frontal host began her show by saying, “Now that we’re finally listening to women, some people are asking an important question: Should we stop listening to women?” She was referring to everyone from Catherine Deneuve to Liam Neeson, who have been wondering aloud whether the campaign to end sexual misconduct has led to a “witch hunt” atmosphere.
  • Concussion is a red herring' for CTE: Major study shows repeated hits (even mild ones) [tr]

    01/18/2018 10:12:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mia De Graff
    Concussions do not cause long-term neurological disease - it is repeated exposure to tackles, even mild ones, that wreck the brains of athletes such as football players and boxers, a major new study has found. The groundbreaking paper published today by the same Boston University team that diagnosed disgraced former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez with CTE last year is the first to show how sports tackles directly cause the devastating brain disease, which causes aggression, dementia and suicidal thoughts.
  • NFL's Divisional Round draws 23 million fewer viewers compared to last season [tr]

    01/18/2018 10:09:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Alex Raskin
    For all of the excitement the NFL generated with last weekend’s Divisional Round of the playoffs, the league still drew 23 million fewer viewers than it did a season ago. Even the Minnesota Vikings’ dramatic last-second victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday represented a major Nielsen ratings disappointment as 35.6 million viewers tuned into Fox compared to 48.5 million for last season’s Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys matchup in the same time slot. The equally exciting Jacksonville Jaguars upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers garnered only 31.4 million viewers compared to a Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs matchup during the same time...
  • #MeToo isn’t enough. Now women need to get ugly

    01/18/2018 9:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 16, 2018 | Barbara Kingsolver
    In each of my daughters’ lives came the day in fifth grade when we had to sit on her bed and practise. I pretended to be the boy in class who was making her sick with dread. She had to look right at me and repeat the words until they felt possible, if not easy: “Don’t say that to me. Don’t do that to me. I hate it.” As much as I wanted to knock heads around, I knew the only real solution was to arm a daughter for self-defence. But why was it so hard to put teeth into...
  • Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

    01/18/2018 8:25:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2018 | Lindy West
    In 1975, 42 years before the comedian Aziz Ansari reportedly brought a date home to his apartment and repeatedly tried to initiate sex with her after she told him “next time” and “I don’t want to feel forced,” Susan Brownmiller published “Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape.” “All rape is an exercise in power,” Brownmiller wrote in 1975, “but some rapists have an edge that is more than physical.” Sometimes, the 1975 text suggests, rapists “operate within an emotional setting or within a dependent relationship that provides a hierarchical, authoritarian structure of its own that weakens a victim’s resistance,...